Amir Feizinezhadgheshlaghi & Misak Terzibasiyan - Erasmus entrepreneurs

Success stories

Recent testimonies of successful business networking - Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme







New entrepreneur:
Amir Feizinezhadgheshlaghi (Italy)
Age: 29
Company name: (Start-up)
Sector of activity: Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services


This was an opportunity to be creative in my own way and learn different skills and frameworks in another country. The exchange time allows everyone to be deeply involved in the process and gain experience in their entrepreneurial activities. Overall, I really enjoyed being part of this exchange. Thank you


Host entrepreneur:
Misak Terzibasiyan (Netherlands)
Age: 56
Company name: UArchitects; site: www.uarchitects.com
Sector of activity: Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services

The partnership was perfect and both Amir and I achieved our end goals. Together we have done international competitions and research projects for several subjects. Our common interests and ambitions enriched the partnership.


Period of exchange: 04/2021 until 09/2021
Duration of exchange: 5 months

 

Results and benefits

 

1 new job created
1 new job created
2 new contracts
1 new country reached
1 new country reached
4 new contacts
Architecture and Urban Design

 

 

Amir Feizinezhadgheshlaghi, the NE, originally from Iran, based in Italy was looking to build an architectural firm working with new methods and creative designs. He was convinced there was a gap between technology and architecture. So he applied for the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme, where he found Misak Terzibasiyan, owner and founder of UArchitects, to host him in the Netherlands. Misak joined the programme because he wanted to give young professionals the opportunity to learn more about the work of an experienced architect. He also wanted to create new international business opportunities through an exchange. Amir wanted to understand how to become an entrepreneur at the intersection of architecture and the energy sector. Specifically, Amir wanted to gain soft skills such as learning workflows and understanding client needs, as well as hard ones such as improving his knowledge on software.

The exchange was also successful thanks to Misak and Amir's shared interests and ambitions.Mainly, they worked together on two construction projects that spanned the entire exchange period and allowed Amir to gain insight into parts of the project as diverse as meetings with clients and revisions with public agencies. Together, they also had the opportunity to participate in international competitions. Through them, Amir also had the opportunity to understand the first steps of a project, when a concept gradually becomes a presentation with the information for final delivery. This was also a chance to work with soft skills, as the competition process required an understanding of how to interact with different stakeholders. Finally, the Host Entrepreneur also discussed Amir’s business plan during the exchange and provided insights on how to run and manage a studio in a creative field.

During the exchange, Amir was able to improve his skills in various software programmes – (e.g. Lumion, Photoshop, InDesign and Revit). By participating in international competitions and talking and negotiating with clients, the New Entrepreneur gained important inspiration for starting his own business. From a cultural perspective, the exchange allowed Amir to get in touch with the working processes in another European country and gain valuable insights into the Dutch heritage in architecture. In particular, Amir now wants to open an architectural practise in the field of energy in the Netherlands. As an intermediate step, the business collaboration between him and Misak is set to continue for a while.

Amri’s goal as a New Entrepreneur was to integrate his knowledge into the Misak’s studio and help him by benefiting from his academic background and performance and implementing this knowledge for the future. Creativity in design, specific workflows and collaborative spaces were really important for Amir to learn from an experienced professional and continue his own path to reach higher levels as an entrepreneur.



 

 



For more information, please contact the local contact points involved in the exchange:

New entrepreneur's contact point:
Fondazione Politecnico di Milano (Milano)

Host entrepreneur's contact point:
QUOACH (Helmond)

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